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Feeling Stuck in Life? Try Doing This

Life can be overwhelming at times and at times, it can be quite easy to feel stuck and completely hopeless. When you do, try doing this.<p>You know what's interesting? Back in the tail end of 2011, all I wanted to do was get my ex back.<p>But I don't even know why because she was so verbally abusive. She …

Career Development

6 Leadership Skills That Will Have You Solving Problems Like a Pro

How do you react to a business problem you've never encountered before? The way you do it impacts your team, and your company's future.<p>The road to success, just like life, is paved with obstacles and difficulties. All truly successful entrepreneurs had just as many problems as successes. Many of …

Leadership

This 1 Daily Ritual Will Make Your Life Better Forever

Get a head start for 2017. Start this daily ritual today and watch your life change forever.<p>With all that we have going on in our lives, we tend to get caught up in distractions, disruptions, and diversions.<p>Most of the time we're so busy keeping up--or catching up--that we're barely aware of the …

Self-improvement

4 Things Managers Should Do Instead of 'Leading By Example'

They say you should "lead by example," but do you really want your team mimicking your behaviors at all times?<p><i>By Peter Kozodoy, partner and chief strategy officer of GEM Advertising.</i><p>When we opened up three remote offices in 2015, we met the challenges of managing a remote team head-on. We worried …

Leadership

How to Lead Difficult People (Especially When They Work for You)

Sometimes you have no choice but to lead people you never would have chosen for your team. Here's how to do it.<p>Great leadership is hard. Even harder: poor management.<p>So, imagine you're manager, trying to lead a team whose members you haven't chosen. Now, imagine that some of your employees are …

Employment

Want to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children? A Child Development Expert Says Do These 5 Things

Because you can't start too early.<p>Learning to recognize and control our emotions is a life-long endeavor, one that can reap major rewards. For years, I've been a student of what many now refer to as emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ).<p>But as the father to two small children, I got to …

Emotional Intelligence

If You Want to Stay Motivated Every Day, There's One Important Thing You Need to Figure Out

Consider what value the work you do provides in the world and to whom.<p><i>How do I get motivated every single day? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Evan Asano, CEO & Founder: Mediakix.com,</b> …

Motivation

Elon Musk's 40 Insights on Achieving True Greatness

Some people imagine the future and a few actually make it happen. Here is why Elon Musk is the latter.<p>Many people imagine what it would be like to be great someday. They hope to add significance and change the future for the better. There are few of these groundbreaking visionaries in today's world …

Entrepreneurship

Emma Watson, Kerry Washington urge women to Lean In Together

Kerry Washington, Emma Watson, and Lena Dunham are among the voices joining <i>Lean In</i> author Sheryl Sandberg’s call for women to support one another in …

4 Easy Habits of Unforgettable Leaders | Inc.com

If you remember nothing from this article, remember this: Fortune favors the bold. Whenever I coach clients--be they executives, celebrities, athletes, or companies--the problem is usually the same: stagnation based on fear.<p>Companies that have plateaued are often eerily similar to actors whose …

Leadership

Are You a Sun or a Laser for Your Team? | Inc.com

In my dealings with leaders over the past 25 years, focus is always at the top of their list of challenges. Today, after 25 years of unprecedented globalization, hyper-competition and technology advancement, the same primary challenge exists for leaders - keeping teams focused amidst the whirlwind …

Cancer Cells

3 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Through the habits of relentless execution, surrounding yourself with awesome people, and measuring success you can accomplish the impossible.<p>Entrepreneurs are today's rock stars! I even heard Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have paparazzi following them around.<p>People talk about the glamour of being …

Self-improvement

Why a Good Boss Doesn't Care About Being Liked | Inc.com

Prior to starting my own business I was something of a job-hopper. As a result, I have had more than the average number of bosses. Some were tyrants, and others were friends and mentors that I still stay in touch with.<p>I learned a lot from nearly every boss I've ever had, including one of the most …

Leadership

This 4-Second Mental Reset Can Immediately Improve Your Relationships | Inc.com

Most people approach relationships backwards. It's not that our intentions are bad. Our attention is just in the wrong place: on ourselves rather than the other person.<p>It turns out, a little empathy is all you need to fix nearly any situation. Empathy is perhaps the most needed skill in life and …

Relationships

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit | Inc.com

Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning is actually far more fluid than previously believed.<p>For example, research out of the University …

The Brain

3 Things CEOs Do to Run Successful Multi-Million Dollar Businesses Globally | Inc.com

Global expansion. It holds so much promise but also so much risk. Look at Walmart. In the mid-90s, the discount store chain tried to break into Europe with its first stop in Germany. A decade later, the giant waved its white flag as it emptied store shelves. What happened?<p>Simply put, they didn't do …

Human Resources

9 Important Things the Most Successful People Never Do

It's a subtle change in attitude towards ourselves than can have a tremendous impact in our lives.<p><i>What should one not do in life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, productivity</b> …

Self-improvement

5 Communication Mistakes You Should Stop Making Right Now | Inc.com

Ever have a friend who keeps making the same mistake over and over again? You try to help, to give advice that will prevent your friend from getting burned--but he or she seems to do that dumb thing repeatedly, and all you can do is stand there, helplessly shaking your head.<p>That's how I feel when I …

TV shows

49 Quotes That Will Help You Avoid The Blame Game | Inc.com

Accountability is a key ingredient in any success, but it seems to be the one that people have most difficulty with. When we accept accountability we put ourselves in a position where we can make the necessary changes to be successful, whereas when we look to blame it disempowers us.<p>The more …

Motivation

5 Easy, Powerful Steps to Successful Positive Thinking | Inc.com

Science has already proven that positive thinking begets positive things happening. The good news is that, as entrepreneurs, we're natural optimists: There is no way Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, or Richard Branson would have created their companies if they really understood the odds (though Musk …

Happiness

6 productivity hacks that tripled my income

Shortly after, I found myself hooked up to machines in the ICU.<p>I had been losing weight and feeling ill for a few months. When I applied for life insurance and was denied, the blood test results were alarming: I had undiagnosed juvenile diabetes — and at 30 years old, my organs were shutting …

Time Management

12 Confidence Killers You Need to Stop Doing Right Now | Inc.com

We each have within us some inner enemies that can quickly kill off our confidence. They drain our lives of potential and our purpose, and they fill us with deep regret. Left unchecked, they can unfortunately quickly erode our grandest plans and our noblest intentions.<p>See if you recognize any of …

Self-help

Marrying the Right Person Makes You More Successful, According to Science

Marry for love, and if you're lucky, you might get a lot more.<p>Lots of factors go into success. Your mindset plays a huge role. Developing greater determination, willpower, and grit (because they <i>can</i> be developed) is key. Being more likable makes a huge difference. (And, yes, you can develop that …

Self-improvement

10 Ways to Convert More Customers, Backed by Science

There's a gap between what science knows and what business does. Here's how to bridge the gap.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, marketer at Help Scout</i><p>"There's a gap between what science knows and what business does," wrote Daniel Pink. To bridge the gap, start by having a firm understanding of consumer behavior …

Customers

6 Ways To Eat Healthier When You are Super Busy

Sometimes you are so busy that food becomes a low priority. The CEO of VC-Funded Start-up Gobble.com shows how to be a healthy high achiever.<p>Sure you are busy. Work, kids, new opportunities, those are often the priority. Healthy eating becomes a nice to have in your life. So you run down to the …

Nutrition

8 Expert Tips to Make Your Kids More Competitive and Successful

The heads of the world's top educational tutoring program say competition is the No. 1 factor for success. Here's how to see if your kids will measure up.<p>Everyone wants his or her child to be smart and successful. But, many disagree on which factors actually make that possible. Parenting styles …

Education

A Stanford Psychologist Explains How to Motivate Others to Change

Nagging doesn't work and neither do inspirational speeches. This does.<p>What's harder than talking yourself into making difficult but necessary changes in your life? Getting the people you love (or even the people you work with) to change.<p>At one time or another, most of us have been told that trying …

Motivation

The Coconut-Oil Product You Need to Try (Oh, and It's Less Than $10)

When a beauty-obsesed friend recently insisted I try a new coconut-oil body lotion, I nodded and smiled. I know coconut oil is the cure for everything from chronic dry skin to international terrorism, but I personally don't love the stuff. I figured this would be another moisturizer that smells …

Skin Care

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Polaroid Socialmatic 14MP Wi-Fi Digital Instant Print & Share Camera - Share on Socialmatic PhotoNetwork, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & More - White

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